Definition of dourly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdaʊəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdaʊərli//
    ; BrE also BrE//ˈdʊəli//
    ; NAmE also NAmE//ˈdʊrli//
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  1. 1in a way that appears to be unfriendly and severe ‘Fine,’ she responded dourly.
  2. 2in a way that is not at all lively or interesting United defended dourly for an hour.